In accordance with Article 33 of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey reserves its right not to implement the provisions of Article 4, paragraph 2, on its territory. Letters of Request which are to be executed under Chapter I of the Conventon, shall be in Turkish or be accompanied by a Turkish translation in compliance with Article 4, paragraphs 1 and 5.
In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey declares that:
- the Ministry of Justice has been designated as the competent authority empowered to grant permission envisaged in Articles 16 and 17 and,
- it will not execute letters of request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents as known in common law countries, as provided for in Article 23.